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Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability
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Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability

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February 2017 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability supports teacher educators who are preparing pre-service or in-service teachers to instruct students with intellectual disability from preschool through transition.  As a solid, research based methods textbook, it focuses on providing strategies and approaches for how to teach across the spectrum of intellectual abilities and shows how teaching these students involves attention to evidence-based practice. The book presents academic, functional, and behavioral instructional strategies for all these populations.

 


 
Part I. Perspectives on Intellectual Disability
Richard M. Gargiulo, Emily C. Bouck
Chapter 1: Understanding Intellectual Disability
Historical Perspectives on Intellectual Disability

 
Identification and Assessment of Intellectual Disability

 
Evolving Definitions of Intellectual Disability

 
Classification of Individuals with Intellectual Disability

 
Prevalence of Intellectual Disability

 
Richard M. Gargiulo, Emily C. Bouck
Chapter 2: Foundational Concepts: Etiology of Intellectual Disability and Characteristics of Students with Intellectual Disability
Prenatal Causes of Intellectual Disability

 
Perinatal Causes of Intellectual Disability

 
Postnatal Causes of Intellectual Disability

 
Learning Characteristics of Students with Intellectual Disability

 
Social and Behavioral Characteristics of Students with Intellectual Disability

 
Emily C. Bouck, Richard M. Gargiulo
Chapter 3: Educational Issues Affecting Students with Intellectual Disability
Legislation Affecting Students with Intellectual Disability

 
Individualized Education Programs

 
Contemporary Educational Issues

 
What to Teach Students with Intellectual Disability

 
Where to Teach Students with Intellectual Disability

 
 
Part II. Educational Concerns Across the School Years for Students with Intellectual Disability
Ginevra R. Courtade, Robert C. Pennington
Chapter 4: Assessing and Evaluating Students with Intellectual Disability
What is Assessment?

 
Norm Referenced Tests

 
Criterion-Referenced Tests

 
Formative and Summative Assessments

 
Curriculum-Based Evaluations

 
Ecological Assessment

 
Assessment of Student Preferences

 
Assessment for Effective Instruction

 
Participation in Accountability Systems

 
Alternate Assessment

 
E. Amanda Boutot, Kylan Turner, Samuel A. DiGangi
Chapter 5 Behavioral Interventions for Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Behavior Challenges and Approaches for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Preschool Through Secondary

 
Applied Behavior Analysis

 
Functional Behavior Assessment

 
Antecedent Interventions

 
Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

 
Emily C. Bouck, Richard M. Gargiulo
Chapter 6: Assistive Technology for Students with Intellectual Disability
Understanding Assistive Technology

 
Assistive Technology to Support Academics Across the Life Span

 
Assistive Technology to Support Life Skills Across the Life Span

 
Assistive Technology to Support Behavior Across the Life Span

 
 
Part III. Preschool Students with Intellectual Disability
David F. Cihak, Joan Grim
Chapter 7 Teaching Academic Skills to Preschool Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Academic Skills for Preschool Students with Intellectual Disability

 
General Instructional Strategies

 
Academic Instruction

 
Megan Purcell, Teresa Taber Doughty
Chapter 8 Life Skills for Preschool Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Life Skills for Preschool Students

 
Determining What and Where to Teach

 
General Instructional Approaches

 
Components of a Life Skills Curriculum for Preschool Students

 
 
Part IV. Elementary Age Students with Intellectual Disability
David F. Cihak, Cate C. Smith
Chapter 9 Teaching Academic Skills to Elementary Age Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Academic Skills for Elementary Age Students

 
General Instructional Strategies

 
Academic Instruction

 
Teresa Taber Doughty
Chapter 10 Life Skills for Elementary Age Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Life Skills for Elementary Age Students

 
Determining What and Where to Teach

 
General Instructional Approaches

 
Components of a Life Skills Curriculum for Elementary Age Students

 
 
Part V. Adolescents and Young Adults with Intellectual Disability
Jordan Shurr, Teresa Taber Doughty
Chapter 11 Teaching Academic Skills to Secondary Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Academic Skills for Secondary Students

 
General Instructional Strategies

 
Academic Instruction

 
Teresa Taber Doughty, Jordan Shurr
Chapter 12 Life Skills for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disability
Overview of Life Skills for Secondary Students

 
Determining What and Where to Teach

 
General Instructional Approaches

 
Components of a Life Skills Curriculum for Secondary Students

 
Michael L. Wehmeyer, Karrie A. Shogren
Chapter 13 Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disability
Transition Defined

 
An Overview of Transition Planning

 
Transition from Early Childhood Special Education

 
Transition from Elementary to Secondary Education

 
Transition from High School

 
Post School Outcomes and Services

 

1) easy to read
2) great examples
3) valuable information for the first year special education teacher K-12

Professor Elena V Ghionis
Education Dept, Converse College
March 19, 2019
Key features

Key Features

 

·         Involves not only a focus on elementary, secondary education and transition but also preschool education as well.

·         Addresses the whole spectrum of students with intellectual disabilities including mild, moderate and severe intellectual disability.

·         A discussion of assistive technology throughout the chapters reflects technology’s increased usage to support students with intellectual disability.

·         Chapters have been written by leading experts in the respective content.

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